Students in Australia are attending the annual Sydney Latin Summer School, where they learn and practice Latin. Educators contend that Latin -- while no longer spoken -- is not a dead language and have adapted Plautus's comedy, "Menaechmi," as a stage production for students.
Teaching students spatial reasoning can enhance future maths and reading skills, assert researchers at the University of Toronto, who worked with some educators in Canada to pilot the Math For Young Children programme. Data show positive learning outcomes among students participating in the programme.
New Online Professional Development at Harvard Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education announces a new series of 2-week online workshops—designed with flexibility and accessibility in mind—that explore a key concept or practice of particular relevance to today's K-12 educators. Workshops begin February 6.
Teachers should inspire students to take more ownership over their own learning, writes William Tolley, a teacher at the International School of Beijing. In this blog post, he shares several tips to help prepare students for self-directed learning.
Making science stick Hands-on learning in the science classroom sets objects and concepts within a real-world context. Students connect theory to experience and learning sticks. Get more insights on effective science instruction from the Smithsonian's Carol O'Donnell in this SmartFocus on Hands-on Science.
Budgets at 70% of London's schools could be reduced under a proposed national funding formula, according to London Councils, a bipartisan group representing 32 local authorities and the City of London. As a result, the group states, it's likely that schools would cut teachers and raise class sizes.
Amazon, DeepMind, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft -- and now possibly Apple -- are part of a consortium studying how artificial intelligence could be used in education and other industries. A White House report released last year found that AI could have a major effect on education.
More students in Australia bring their mobile phones to school. Many schools ban personal use of the devices during class, and online safety educator Robyn Treyvaud suggests that students be informed about cybersafety and the importance of being respectful online.
We accumulate our opinions at an age when our understanding is at its weakest.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist
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